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  • [WEBINAR] Indicators For Sustainable Mobility

    [WEBINAR] Indicators For Sustainable Mobility
    Wednesday, January 30, 2019 12pm EST Webinar Recording   More on the Indicators Indicators for Sustainable Mobility Presentation As Climate Change Escalates, US Cities Fail to Provide Car Alternatives   About the Webinar As cities seek to improve their transportation systems to make them more sustainable, equitable, and useful for people, it is critical that they first understand how their system performs.  To that ...
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  • ITDP Announces New CEO Heather Thompson

    ITDP Announces New CEO Heather Thompson
    We are pleased to announce the appointment of Heather Thompson as our new chief executive officer. Ms. Thompson, who has been serving in the role of interim CEO since February, was selected by the ITDP board of directors after an extensive, international search. Her transition to permanent CEO is ongoing, and will be effective October ...
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  • Bus Rapid Transit Nearly Quadruples Over Ten Years

    Bus Rapid Transit Nearly Quadruples Over Ten Years
    Bus rapid transit has grown by 383 percent in the last ten years, according to new data released by ITDP. As cities around the world discover the benefits and cost effectiveness of BRT, they have built hundreds of systems across dozens of countries that qualify as true BRT. A new interactive map shows a comprehesive ...
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  • ITDP Releases New Study on Climate Change Ahead of UN Climate Summit

    ITDP Releases New Study on Climate Change Ahead of UN Climate Summit
    As world leaders gather for the United Nations Secretary-General’s Climate Summit on September 23rd, ITDP and the University of California, Davis, have released a new report on the impact of transportation emissions on our climate future. According to the new study, more than USD$100 trillion in cumulative public and private spending could be saved, and ...
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  • Cycling Is Booming and Not Just Where You Think

    Cycling Is Booming and Not Just Where You Think
    For many years, cycling has been overlooked as a viable transportation option outside of a few European cities. However, this perspective is finally starting to shift. Cities around the world—from Pune to Jakarta and Santiago to Addis Ababa—are investing heavily in cycling as they recognize its value as an important tool to improve public health, ...
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  • Why Transit Inequality Persists in Brazil

    Why Transit Inequality Persists in Brazil
    Called a fundamental right, in reality, transit operates with inequality, especially for Black and low-income people. Access to transportation and mobility is not equal for all people in Brazil. Structural racism affects the access and provision of public transport services. Even though 56% of Brazil’s population identifies as Black or Brown, white people are often the ...
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  • Insights from Cairo: Improving Mobility Through Bikeshare

    Insights from Cairo: Improving Mobility Through Bikeshare
    Amid the global bikeshare boom, the call for bikeshare systems in African cities is gaining momentum. The unprecedented rate of urbanization and increased vehicle usage has continued to exacerbate traffic congestion conditions in these emerging cities. However, with the continent’s growing young urban population, the majority of whom often walk or use public transport for ...
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  • Climate Activism through Bus Fleet Electrification

    Climate Activism through Bus Fleet Electrification
    Climate Activism through Electrification The past year has demonstrated that the existential threat of climate change can no longer be put off or not taken seriously. Climate change is happening now and each day that people, cities, and governments refuse to act, the planet moves closer towards irreparable ecological destruction. Despite myriad technological advancements in fields of ...
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  • Equitable Streets Start with Parking Reform

    Equitable Streets Start with Parking Reform
    In the past months, two hurricanes, Henri and Ida, devastated the South and Northeast regions of the United States, while forest fires raged in the west. Recent flooding due to record rainfall in Germany and Belgium killed more than 200 people. Tsunami and Hurricane seasons are extending. Heatwaves scorched the Middle East and South Asia. ...
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  • Electric Buses are Critical to Zero-Emission Mobility in Los Angeles

    Electric Buses are Critical to Zero-Emission Mobility in Los Angeles
    Los Angeles residents lose over 100 hours each year due to traffic congestion. For decades, freeways and single-family neighborhoods spread outward and parking consumed more land. It’s difficult to get around Los Angeles without a car–yet it’s difficult to get around with a car due to frequent traffic. The metropolitan area also has the worst ...
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  • Bicycles: The Future Mode for Traffic Choked Jakarta

    Bicycles: The Future Mode for Traffic Choked Jakarta
    No single event in modern times has had a larger global impact than the COVID-19 pandemic. It has disrupted our lives, exposed our inequalities, and altered our use of space within our cities. However, 2020 has been the greatest year for cycling in decades. In many places, both cycling and walking have increased significantly. Without ...
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  • Cycling and Mexico City: Better than Before

    Cycling and Mexico City: Better than Before
    Mexico City already has one of the world’s best bike-share systems. This year, Avenida de los Insurgentes, one of the longest avenues, got an emergency bike lane to support the growing number of cyclists during the pandemic. Cyclists throughout Mexico City have responded to the better cycling conditions with enthusiasm and hope that the cycle ...
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  • Maximizing Potential by Connecting Micromobility and Transit

    Maximizing Potential by Connecting Micromobility and Transit
    The COVID-19 pandemic uncovered many societal cracks – from healthcare, to affordable housing, to accessing essential needs like groceries. During this crisis, we saw how few options many residents have to move around in their cities. However, active transport like walking and cycling gave people new power in their mobility. Over the past year, all ...
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  • The World Stopped but Transit Kept Moving

    The World Stopped but Transit Kept Moving
    Public transportation, despite being an essential service, is frequently on the chopping block for municipal budget cuts. In 2020, transit worldwide was walloped by drastically lower ridership due to the pandemic and lockdown protocols. Right now, as the world grapples with the pandemic – how to move through, or past it, the need to build back ...
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